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7.3 out of 10

Trauma Center: Under the Knife

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Overall 6
6.0

Average...

Rebecca, Amazon
24 September 2011
  • Summary: I kind of wanted to try a different type of game and was disappointed in this game. It was fun at first and kind of exciting but then it became dull and stressful. I haven't beaten the game yet and I will probably re-gift it to my nephew.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fun But I Hit A Wall

Temple Fugate, Amazon
18 September 2008
  • Summary: The game is not bad. Using the stylus is really easy to get used to and is quite fun. If you have played Trauma Center on the Wii, the transition is not too difficult. If you liked the Wii version, you will probably like this one. The biggest problem I had was in the cut scenes. They seemed to take forever.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doctors Can't Save Everyone

A. N. Kershner "Igloolik", Amazon
3 February 2008
  • Summary: I would probably love this game if I could advance any farther in it. I know it's a game, but honestly, sometimes people die. If a person suddenly has a million and one aneurisms at the surgical site, they most likely would have a million and one aneurisms other places in their body. I would prefer to have an occasional mundane surgery so that I won't get fired if one patient dies. If you aren't an experienced, hard-core gamer, don't buy the game.
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Overall 6
6.0

An Inverse Relationship Between Fun and Blood Pressure

L. J Lewis "Miss Amii", Amazon
22 September 2006
  • Summary: Trauma Center: Under the Knife is a novel idea for the Nintendo DS. It's creative and it can be fun at times, but its got major issues bogging it down. The most previously mentioned of which are its sometimes doggy controlls and extreme difficulty. First of all, the difficulty curve is all over the place.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nurse, I need a 4-0 Vicryl on a... stylus?

Lindsay Murphy, Amazon
16 July 2006
  • Summary: (Full disclosure: The reviewer is a healthcare professional.) While playing this game, I was reminded of another medically themed game from my childhood, a PC/Windows game that put you in the role of a cardiothoracic surgeon. It had a neat concept and great graphics, but it was literally impossible to play. As a joke, I installed the game in the OR staff lounge at the hospital where my parents worked and dared the staff to try it out.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice idea but too hard!

Mrs. S. R. Wray "Sarah Wray - writer of teen ..., amazon.co.uk
23 July 2009
  • Summary: I rented this game and I'm glad I didn't spend money on it. I like the idea of performing surgeries, and it's a good use of the ds's touch screen technology. The first few surgeries were quite fun, but it quickly gets really hard. The fact that the game is entirely linear means if you get stuck (which I did) you just have to try the same thing over and over.
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Overall 6
6.0

Probably really enjoyable to some but too repetitive for me

valve90210, Dooyoo
12 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Having read good reviews of this game, I decided to give it a try. I initially spent quite a lot of time on it and was quite enjoying it. Ok the story segments were rather cheesy but being fairly used to the anime style I was expecting that. I quite enjoyed the initial aspects of the game, learning to use the different medical techiques, cleaning a patient, opening them up, removing glass, draining blood, stiching them back up and bandaging etc etc. It was all quite fun.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great idea for a game but too darn hard!

Snowy3, amazon.co.uk
10 July 2008
  • Summary: I snapped this game up as soon as it was released as i thought the concept was ace! use my stylus to cut people open and perform operations!! how cool!. Sadly it was just too hard!! i did the first couple of 'levels' and got into it and then they just became stupid hard! for that reason it was traded in quick smart. So hence i have marked the fun level down because it wasnt fun after a while it was just frustrating!.
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Overall 6
6.0

Initial enjoyment quickly replaced by utter frustration.

Charles Lindenburgh, amazon.co.uk
1 September 2007
  • Summary: This game has a lot going for it. it's perfectly suited to the DS. The graphics are simple but cute, the sound not so agonising that you need to turn it down all the time like on some other DS titles. The music in the surgery complements the mood and 'drama' of the operation. You are always under pressure during the game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fun at first, gets dry later on

Mojo, amazon.co.uk
24 June 2007
  • Summary: My first 30 minutes with this game had me going: This is fun! This game is one of the bestest best! During the first chapter or two, you'll spend your time familiarising with the different operating tools and having a successful operation will have you feeling like you're the coolest dude on the planet. All fun stuff. And then comes the rest of the game....
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